Padua Senior Promoted to Sergeant by Parma Law Post

November 17th, 2022 | News

A Padua Franciscan High School senior, who is part of the MyTrack Law program, was promoted to sergeant by the Parma Law Enforcement Post on Wednesday, November 16, 2022. Congratulations to Sgt. Jim Kulikowski ’23!

For the past year, the 17-year-old has been interning with the Parma Law Enforcement Post, which is administered by the Parma Police Department. The program is meant to be a stepping stone to the police academy.

“This promotion will allow me to take on more of a leadership role within the Parma Law Enforcement Post,” said Kulikowski. “I appreciate the opportunity that the Parma Police Department has given me and all of the knowledge and skills I have learned so far and continue to learn every day.”

Kulikowski is also grateful to be a part of Padua’s MyTrack Law program, which has provided educational opportunities, such as meaningful field trips, career exploration, a professional speaker series and networking opportunities with industry professionals.

“MyTrack Law has helped me to explore different law-related careers and take a look into the benefits of different jobs,” said Kulikowski.

After graduating from Padua, Kulikowski plans to attend college – majoring in Business and minoring in Criminal Justice. Then he plans to enroll in the police academy and become a police officer.

“I am passionate about helping others and dealing with different situations every day,” said Kulikowski. “Public safety is an important job that affects everyone’s life on a daily basis. I’m looking forward to being a part of it.”

About the Parma Law Enforcement Post

The Parma Law Enforcement Post is a group of young men and women (ages 14-21) who are interested in law enforcement. The program is administered by the Parma Police Department and off-duty police officers. The group goes over many Interesting aspects of law enforcement, including handcuffing, police procedures, arrest policies, first aid training, radio communication, firearms and taser training, search and seizure, traffic stops, building searches, K-9 demonstrations, swat demonstrations, traffic and crowd control, accident investigation, alcohol and drug offenses/investigation, DUI investigations/procedures, court procedures, self defense techniques, and incident investigation/report writing.

This program is very helpful to individuals that have an interest in the field of law enforcement, seeing what the law enforcement field is all about and helping the community. Members get the opportunity to work side-by-side with police officers. Members are required to work a small portion of football games, traffic details and festivals. Members also participate in ride-alongs, assisting police officers on calls for service, traffic stops, and more, gaining first hand law enforcement experience.